Here MIT's Gleason shows how a solar cell deposited on paper can be put into a flexible laminate. The cells could be used for indoor applications, such as having a power-generating curtain or blind. A lightweight and flexible material such as this laminated cell would make it easier to install solar roofing materials, which can bring down the cost of solar power.
See related story, MIT's paper chase: Cheap solar cells.
October 18, 2010 11:36 AM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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